Huawei: Accelerating APAC Digital Transformation with Tech Synergy

Information Technology Press Releases Tuesday October 6, 2020 14:12
Bangkok--6 Oct--Carl Byoir & Associates

Huawei on Friday at the annual HUAWEI CONNECT event unveiled a paradigm shift for industrial digital transformation, with the aim of cultivating a robust ecosystem and scenario-specific solutions for a future intelligent society in the Asia Pacific region.

The new paradigm, according to the global leading tech company, features a digital ecosystem that creates and shares value for industries, with the synergy across connectivity, computing, cloud, AI, and industry applications.

“In 2020, as 5G has been rolled out at scale worldwide, connectivity, cloud, AI, computing, and industry applications have all come together to create unprecedented opportunities for Asia Pacific’s digital transformation,” said Jay Chen, Vice President of Huawei Asia Pacific, “The synergy of the five tech domains will change all industries – whether it be transportation, finance, or energy – and create new value for our region.”

According to the IDC Worldwide Semiannual Digital Transformation Spending Guide, Asia Pacific spending for digital transformation in 2019 was over US $380 billion, with an expected annual compound growth rate from 2017 to 2022 of 17.4%.

“APAC is home to some of the world’s fastest-growing economies, 60 percent of the world’s population, and about 50 percent of global internet users. Our region is not only leading the world’s digital innovation, but also has a great opportunity to leapfrog with the synergy of these new technologies,” said Jay.

Recognizing the importance of digital transformation, Huawei has continuously furthered ecosystem cultivation in Asia Pacific with a series of programs.

At the Asia Pacific Ascend Ecosystem Online Forum on Friday, Huawei revealed that its APAC Ascend Partner Program, aiming to build an innovative and sustainable AI ecosystem, has reached 100+ ISV partners and has signed 27 MoUs with Higher Learning Institutions and government associations across the region.

From the Spark program for tech startups, the Brilliant Plan program connects Internet companies and global telecoms to the 5G Ecosystem Innovation Center for 5G applications. Huawei has built a network to support the ecosystem across the five tech domains in APAC.

To tackle the workforce challenges, Huawei has launched multiple initiatives throughout APAC, including the Huawei ASEAN Academy in Malaysia and AI Academy in Singapore, to provide learning services and train ICT talents. To date, Huawei has more than 103 ICT Academies in the region. Jay Chen at the event revealed that the tech company aims to develop at least 200,000 ICT professionals over the next five years in APAC through those programs.

In the next phase, Huawei will work with its partners to apply new ICT technologies to industries, helping enterprises grow their businesses and helping governments achieve their strategic goals of boosting domestic industry, benefiting their constituents, and improving overall governance.

“Huawei believes that synergy across these five tech domains will not only bring Huawei opportunities, but more importantly, they will present opportunities for the entire sector. Huawei hopes to grow the whole pie with our partners, enabling everyone to reap the benefits from the new value chain,” Jay Chen said.

About HUAWEI CONNECT

HUAWEI CONNECT 2020 is an annual flagship event hosted by Huawei for the global ICT industry, and is being held in Shanghai from September 23 to 26, 2020. HUAWEI CONNECT is an open platform designed to help our customers and partners navigate these changes, share experience, and work together to create new value. In 2016, HUAWEI CONNECT envisioned an intelligent world and called upon its partners worldwide to build a diverse and thriving Costa Rica-like ecosystem together. In 2017, Huawei announced its goal of becoming one of the world's five major cloud service providers. In 2018, Huawei revealed its AI strategy, and then in 2019 its computing strategy. In 2020, as 5G has been rolled out at scale worldwide, connectivity, cloud, AI, computing, and industry applications have all come together to create unprecedented opportunities for the ICT sector. Therefore, the focus of this year's HUAWEI CONNECT is: Creating new value with synergy across five tech domains.

About Five Tech Domains

Connectivity, computing, cloud, AI, and industry applications are the five major opportunities in the ICT sector. In the network domain, Huawei has proposed the concept of intelligent connectivity, aiming to deliver a hyper-automated network that offers ubiquitous gigabit access and a deterministic experience, and to enable intelligent upgrades of major business systems of governments and enterprises. In the computing domain, Huawei is committed to providing diverse computing power to customers, decoupling software from hardware to adapt its compute to different processing needs, including x86 and Kunpeng. In the cloud service domain, Huawei has established 23 regions worldwide, attracting over 1.5 million developers. In the AI domain, Huawei aims to better integrate AI into the major business systems of governments and enterprises, using know-how and data to build the core competency of AI systems. In the industry application domain, Huawei will work more closely with partners to apply these technologies to practical industry needs. By providing targeted, scenario-based solutions, Huawei helps enterprises grow their businesses and helps governments achieve their strategic goals of boosting domestic industry, benefiting their constituents, and improving overall governance. By producing synergy across these five domains, Huawei looks forward to creating new value together with its partners.

About Intelligent Twins

At HUAWEI CONNECT 2020, Huawei announced the Intelligent Twins, which is the first time a systematic reference architecture is proposed for the intelligent upgrade of governments and enterprises. Customers and partners of Huawei can build their own intelligent solutions based on the Intelligent Twins to enable intelligent transformation across industries for all-scenario intelligence. So far, Huawei and partners have put Intelligent Twins into practice in more than 600 projects and are advancing Intelligent Twins to a wide range of industries, such as government and public utilities, transportation, industry, energy, finance, healthcare, and scientific research. AI technologies have been incorporated into 11 major business processes of Huawei and applied in 200 scenarios, including R&D, manufacturing, sales, and supply. Huawei has also fostered 8,000 digital employees to deal with scenarios of mass data volumes, repetitive operations, and complex requirements.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.

Huawei's end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services are both competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, we create lasting value for our customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes.

At Huawei, innovation focuses on customer needs. We invest heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward. We have more than 194,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company wholly owned by its employees. For more information, please visit Huawei online


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